History Literature / SpaceCaptainSmith

23rd Jul '17 11:42:15 AM kikiandlala
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* AccidentalHero: On a planet that was under threat from the lemming men, Carveth was shouting about not running any more even if it means she was personally fight every lemming in the universe. This gets filmed by a war reporter and went viral, leading the public to view her as the face of the resistance and dubbing her Battle Girl. The truth was that Carveth was just ranting about not wanting to do any more sprints as she's a couch potato.



* MsFanService: Averted with Carveth. When Smith found out that Carveth was made as a custom-built sexbot, he was surprised given that she looks like a small, thin woman of 30 who's only pretty in a plain way. Carveth then explains the reason why she's not a busty goddess is that her owner is an extremely nasty pervert with very specific fetishes, and her design specs came from a questionaire he filled out.

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* MsFanService: Averted with Carveth. When Smith found out that Carveth was made as a custom-built sexbot, he was surprised given that she looks like a small, thin tiny woman of 30 28 who's only pretty in a plain way. Carveth then explains the reason why she's not a busty goddess is that her owner is an extremely nasty pervert with very specific fetishes, and her design specs came from a questionaire he filled out.
16th Jul '17 5:54:38 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: The entire lemming-men race are deceitful fanatics devoted to torture and murdering any non-rodent species and the occasional underling.
9th Jul '17 9:27:19 AM kikiandlala
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* WeaponOfChoice: Smith has his .308 Morgan Plainsman (the book quickly just refers to it as a rifle to keep it short) and his Civiliser, Carveth used to lug a Maxim cannon but this gets dropped for a shotgun as her mainstay, Suruk has his spear and Susan of the Special Operations team is never without her beam-gun.

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* WeaponOfChoice: Victorian-style hero Smith has his .308 Morgan Plainsman (the book quickly just refers to it as a rifle to keep it short) and his Civiliser, combat amateur Carveth used to lug a Maxim cannon but this gets dropped for a shotgun as her mainstay, the old-school warrior, Suruk has his spear and Susan Susan, TheLancer, of the Special Operations team is never without her beam-gun.beam-gun, a support weapon.
9th Jul '17 9:20:22 AM kikiandlala
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* ShoutOut - liberally sprinkled through all three novels, calling everything from Enid Blyton to War of the Worlds, the Chipmunks to Japanese whaling practices ([[spoiler:the space whales "ate the Japanese fleet and passed it off as research")]], and even the Teddy Bears' Picnic.

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* ShoutOut - liberally sprinkled through all three novels, calling everything from Enid Blyton to War of the Worlds, the Chipmunks to Japanese whaling practices ([[spoiler:the space whales "ate the Japanese fleet and passed it off as research")]], My Little Pony and even the Teddy Bears' Picnic.
9th Jul '17 9:15:03 AM kikiandlala
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* WeWillUseLasersInTheFuture: The British Space Empire has a fondness for big firearms, but in the books as the war intensifies even the HandCannons aren't enough firepower so the British adopt plasma and laser weapons in increasingly large numbers.

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* WeWillUseLasersInTheFuture: The British Space Empire has a fondness for big firearms, but in the books as the war intensifies even the HandCannons their usual HandCannon aren't enough firepower so the British adopt issue plasma and laser weapons in increasingly large numbers.
9th Jul '17 9:11:23 AM kikiandlala
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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: The benign alien races like equii and the vorl are respectively cute blue ponies and nicely-proportional gas clouds, in contrast the evil aliens like the Ghasts and lemming-men get hit with the ugly stick. The Ghasts are gigantic ants with heads that look like skulls, while the lemming-men could have been cute but instead are fat and battle-scarred and have a look of insane fury, with leaders of both races even uglier than the norm. While the Morlocks are on the side of good, they're also savage head-hunters and so they're noseless green aliens. Shows up even with the humans, as the Edenites' leader is a wrinkled old man who's mostly bionic and even the handsome Gilead loses a good chunk of his looks. It's noted that Number 8 is exceptional for a Ghast because he's a good-looking ant creature.
9th Jul '17 8:30:56 AM kikiandlala
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* CruelMercy: After finding cyborg John Gilead, diabled by an emp blast, Suruk takes Gilead's still-living head but leaves him alive to bring to trial. This isn't such a mercy as Suruk keeps Gilead in his litter box and spits out fecal pellets on him.

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* CruelMercy: After finding cyborg John Gilead, diabled disabled by an emp blast, Suruk takes Gilead's still-living head but leaves him alive to bring to trial. This isn't such a mercy as Suruk keeps Gilead in his litter box and spits out fecal pellets on him.


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* KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter: In fitting with the Victorian atmosphere, the British Space Empire initially sticks to large-bore firearms that wouldn't be out of place in the 20th-21st century. These are initially more than enough for most threats, with energy weapons being mostly for heavy support.


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* WeWillUseLasersInTheFuture: The British Space Empire has a fondness for big firearms, but in the books as the war intensifies even the HandCannons aren't enough firepower so the British adopt plasma and laser weapons in increasingly large numbers.
9th Jul '17 8:18:34 AM kikiandlala
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* ReligionOfEvil: The Edenites took the worst bits of various religions and deliberately rolled them up with fascism to become a fun-hating, misogynistic cult that worships the Great Annihilator (though they are oddly not too racist, given their allying with the Ghast and Lemming men).

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* ReligionOfEvil: The Edenites took the worst bits of various religions and deliberately rolled them up with fascism to become a fun-hating, misogynistic cult that worships the Great Annihilator (though they are oddly not too racist, given their allying with the Ghast and Lemming men). The lemming-men worship a war god and their religion plays heavily in encouraging their suicidal onslaughts.
9th Jul '17 8:14:10 AM kikiandlala
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* CruelMercy: After finding cyborg John Gilead, diabled by an emp blast, Suruk takes Gilead's still-living head but leaves him alive to bring to trial. This isn't such a mercy as Suruk keeps Gilead in his litter box and spits out fecal pellets on him.
9th Jul '17 8:11:06 AM kikiandlala
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* TooDumbToLive: The reason why the British Space Empire does so well against the Ghast and lemming-men. The average Ghast trooper has evolved to have a brain the size of a walnut, while the lemming-men have gone stupid from too much fanaticism and believing their own propaganda. This makes both easy to trick, the crew once used the pet hamster to trick a battalion of lemming-men to go to an empty shed that had a large gas container in it. Cue ensuing boom.
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